Search Results: "Roger Angell"


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THIS OLD MAN by Roger Angell
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"As this ebullient and eloquent collection amply shows, Angell can deftly touch that reader, on whom he bestows this lovely gift."
A miscellany of memorable prose. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT YOU by Roger Angell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1997

"A nicely varied assembly of accomplished tales, and a reminder of the perception and skill possessed by several generations of The New Yorker's fiction editors."
The first anthology of short fiction from The New Yorker to be published in 30 years, and the first to be assembled around a theme, though, as editor Angell notes in his introduction, the organizing idea proved to be more expansive and provocative than he had anticipated. Read full book review >

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LET ME FINISH by Roger Angell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2006

"Graceful and deeply felt."
A collection of personal pieces, combined into an affecting memoir by longtime New Yorker editor Angell. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2001

"Written with Angell's usual economy and intelligence, and with a tact that matches its subject's reticence, this look at an unusual baseball life will appeal to all students of the game—even those who have little use for the Yankees."
A look at the life, last Yankee season, and psyche of an elder statesman of the pitching rubber. Read full book review >

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YOURS TRULY by Judie Angell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1993

"A bleak book, far less frothy than some of Angell's recent offerings, that offers some hope—Nicole still cares and has real strengths, though after more than two years of turmoil and reassessment the outlook for her remains precarious. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her parents separate because of her father's involvement with drugs, Nicole recounts her own drifting journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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"A bleak book, far less frothy than some of Angell's recent offerings, that offers some hope—Nicole still cares and has real strengths, though after more than two years of turmoil and reassessment the outlook for her remains precarious."
After her parents separate because of her father's involvement with drugs, Nicole recounts her own drifting journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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CALLGIRL by Jeannette Angell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"While this reads like a memoir, a faint suspicion lingers that it could be fiction, like the author's previous work (The Illusionist, 2000, etc.). Either way, it provides a revelatory view of a life few women know much about."
Engrossing, no-holds-barred story of a college lecturer by day and a callgirl by night. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"An insightful look at some of our surprisingly capable feathered friends."
Bird researcher Marzluff (Wildlife Sciences/Univ. of Washington; The Pinyon Jay, 2010, etc.) and artist and nature writer Angell (Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye, 2009, etc.) look at how crows and other similar birds think, learn and remember. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"A revealing behind-the-scenes look at a great orchestra and the colorful genius who shaped it."
Pratfalls, ego clashes, and psychodramas infuse classical music on the grandest scale in this reminiscence of the Cleveland Orchestra under its legendary leader. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF OWLS by Tony Angell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2015

"A charming personal account, accompanied by nearly 100 illustrations, that underscores how owls and other birds enrich our lives."
Angell (Puget Sound Through An Artist's Eye, 2010, etc.) combines his skills as a naturalist and illustrator in this chronicle of a family of screech owls that nested in the backyard of his home and became part of his extended family; it's followed by an account of the unique characteristics of the species.Read full book review >

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BRINGER OF JUSTICE by V C Angell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 25, 2014

"A measured, not totally fulfilling, adventure for classic fantasy readers."
From the author of The Last Holey Man (2002) comes a medieval fantasy in which a displaced warrior must rally his adopted people against the persecution of a mad king. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"An exceptionally clear explanation of the nature of scientific evidence, and a powerful plea for broader public understanding of it."
A well-crafted demonstration of how differently the law, the public, and science regard evidence, using the breast implant controversy as a case in point. Read full book review >